They are pretty decent intervals BK. You were getting faster and faster for each interval. Good effort. The key next time is to get ALL of your intervals nearly identical. Its harder then it sounds. I think ive settled on a 200m, 400m, 800m, 1200m, 800m, 400m, 200m pyramid session followed by a couple of downhill sprints to get a strava segment that im currently 2nd on. You'll understand if you use the strava. lol
Carl. I did my local parkrun on saturday too. The heat was a killer. I went from a 6:30 lap to 7:00 to 7:20. Pretty decent positive splits . lol.
Im heading up to the park again tonight to do a speed session on the track. No thoughts on what ill do though. Carl, any ideas?? Tomorrow is my clubs summer handicap, so its 5 miles for the race, and then 5 miles there and back.
Canter. Whats your strava name pal, ill look you up pal.
Carter. Doing a spring one, but decided to focus on speed and strength work this summer / autumn. When I read about your autumn plans I misread it at first and though you had entered the ladyblower 50.
Petite. Out nice and early this morning according to Strava. 5:45 no less. Rather you then me. Im doing the Leeds abbey dash in November which is another fast course, but will possibly look for one more fast one before then.
Carl D: Thats awesome stuff mate, I remember the first time I went sub 45 at 10k, was buzzing, so you must be over the moon. It also goes to show that a scenic run can be the difference in a fast time, as it can take you mind off the task at hand. But I would say that as a half Irish runner.
BK; Great to hear you've joined a club. That sounded like a right old session you dropped onto for your first time. I would have been sweating buckets. In saying that, we have the dreaded hills as our club session tomorrow.
Ali: They have sun in Aberdeen?
So my mileage has been pretty low last couple of weeks, just been running in the many many races i've entered really. (Went a bit crazy with the online entries one bored day in January). It was the Leeds 10k on Sunday. I was hoping for the elusive sub 40 run, but as the starting gun went the sun came out in full glory that very moment. As temperatures rose, my breathing became more laboured and my legs became more and more disjointed from my minds control. I think the technical term for that is jelly legs. ha ha.
I thought to myself my goal was probably not on for today, but I would still give it a bloody good go. I tried to push as hard as I could but after a 6:20 first mile which was bang on target pace, I did a 6:29, 6:40 and 6:38 min / miles. I needed to complete mile 5 in 6 mins flat to stand any chance of clawing it back, so when 6.40 was recorded on my watch I knew it was gone. In saying that, the last mile was largely under shade so I found another gear and ran the runners equivalent of a consolation goal for my final 1.2 mile.
Came home in 40.51, which was still a PB, but not the sub 40 I wanted. So close yet so far. I know I can definitely run sub 40 as the heat yesterday much have easily been worth 1-2 minutes on my time.
Anyway I dont have a autumn marathon to worry about like you guys, so I can continue to focus on my speedwork.
It has gone a bit quiet round here hasn't it. summers hols in all that I guess.
Carter. Week late, but I hope Harvey is getting on and healing up well.
Carl. Precise training as always.
Bit of a low mileage week for me , just ran in the two races I entered.
I did the Hyde Park summer mile on Wednesday and was in heat 8 of 10. Good standard, and became a bit of a hyde park harriers vs Valley Striders as 6 of them to 5 of us. Two laps of the top of the park, 0.99 miles on the garmin in 5:32. Wow the fastest ever mile ive run. Pretty happy at that.
Did the Eccup 10 today, not a massively hilly course by way of gradients, but very undulating. Very tough on the stamina and legs. Got round in 69 mins and 20 sec. First time ever under 70 min at 10mile. Chuffed to bits.
No rest for the wicked as have the Leeds 10k up next weekend. I think ive entered a few races this year haven't I. lol.